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Technology: Friend or Foe

John Hiltons, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Column

  I remember growing up listening to my pastor preach about how the world has come to a place of consistently desiring instant gratification.   He grew up in a time before we had instant mashed potatoes and remembers when the microwave oven became more affordable and more popular. &...

Black History Month

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Every February since 1976, Black History Month has been nationally celebrated. But in what some people now consider a "post-racial" world, many question why we still need Black History Month. The election of Barack Obama nine years ago created a false sense of unity and acceptance that the recent election of Dona...

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Immigration and immigration policy have always been hot-button issues of the American political climate, but rarely are they front and center of the national debate. However, this past year, immigration was perhaps the defining topic of the election cycle. Not only was the ever-present debate regardi...

Which film is better: “Moonlight” or “La La Land?”

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Column

The Academy Awards do not matter. History has proven, time and time again, the academy neither understands what is culturally relevant at the moment, nor what will go down in history as significant or worthy of remembrance. For this year’s Academy Awards, there are only two films with any chance...

Amendment 2 supported by University, rejected by public

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last year, Americans witnessed a political battle for the ages, and the media firestorm that ensued has yet to be put out. But with local headlines dominated by national news, what becomes of local politics? For Louisianians, November’s ballot featured more than a list of names, and of the six constitutional...

This Valentine’s day, make the choice to love someone

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 12, 2017


Filed under Column

From birth, Americans are instilled with the belief that love is the strongest emotion we can possibly feel, an instinctive desire so great it is bound to conquer all. We are told when we meet the right person, we will fall head-over-heels and never stop feeling that way. This overtly simple view of love is misleadi...

Jazz Fest to bring its most eclectic lineup in years

Leo Castell, Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be upon us once again towards the end of April and through the beginning of May. This year’s lineup consists largely of nostalgic favorites from as far back as the 70’s along with a couple more recent movers and shakers in music. Stevie...

America’s political system was tested with Trump’s Muslim ban

Staff

February 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past week the nation was witness to a prime example of the American political system’s structure, a shining example our founding fathers’ wisdom. A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s recent ban on Muslim immigrants from countries considered to pose a terrorist threat, allow...

CDs are still in

CDs are still in

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion, University

The truth about investing is that it’s not as simple as buying shares of stock and hoping to make a profit. It requires money and commitment, and at this stage in our lives, hiring a professional money manager is most likely out of the question. This obstacle makes investing a turn-off to those...

Question of the Week – Issue 9

Nathan Nguyen, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

No, my vote won’t be waste

Clay Mistich, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

I'm voting third party. Deal with it. The biggest argument against voting third party is the myth of the wasted vote, the idea that if you vote for a candidate who doesn't win, your vote does not mean anything. The only wasted vote is a vote that goes against your morals, a vote for the lesser evil. The...

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